Indian company hires only female drivers

"Even Cargo, a Delhi-based delivery service, is hiring only female drivers as part of an effort to help women reclaim their “share of public space.” The 6-month-old startup provides delivery service for e-commerce companies in Delhi, and an opportunity for women to break into a relatively well-paid delivery sector that is typically dominated by men."

While it was hard to find women drivers due to worries about safety and family objections, those who qualified say "that the job has given them independence — financially and practically. Pappi, 19, who uses her wages to pay her college fees, says that the best part of the job is the freedom of driving around town. “I feel really proud that I’m getting the same work as boys,” she added." Read more via Women in the World.  


December 07, 2016 by Megan Reilly Cayten